Prayers to Remember by Heart

The Sign of the Cross
(Grades 2 - 8)

In the Name

of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Our Father
(Grades 2 - 8)

Our Father,
Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary
(Grades 2 - 8)

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit

of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory Be
(Grades 2 - 8)

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen.

Prayer to Our
Guardian Angel

Angel of God 
My guardian dear 
To Whom His love 
Commits me here 
Ever this day (or night) 
be at my side 
To light and guard 
To rule and guide.

Amen.

Apostle's Creed
(Grades 7 - 8)

I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty;
from there He shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Act of Contrition
(Grades 2 - 8)

My God,

I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. 

In choosing to do wrong

And failing to do good

I have sinned against YOU

Whom I should love above all things.

I firmly intend with your help,

To do penance and to live as I should.

Jesus suffered and died for us.

In His name, my God, have mercy.

Amen.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help
or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
We fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins
my Mother;
to thee do we come,
before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not our petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer them.
Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen
(Grades 7 - 8)

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve:
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit

of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! 

Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael
(Grades 8)

Saint Michael, the Archangel,

defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness

and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl throughout the world

seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Fatima Prayer
(Grades 7 - 8)

"O My Jesus, forgive us our sins,

Save us from the fires of hell, and

Lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need

of thy Mercy.

Amen.

The Angelus

V- The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R- And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. (Hail Mary....)
V- Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R- Be it done unto me according to thy word. (Hail Mary....)
V- And the Word was made Flesh.
R- And dwelt among us. (Hail Mary....)
V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


LET US PRAY: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an Angel, may by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

How to Pray the Rosary
(Grades 7 - 8)

Click here for detailed instructions on how to pray the Most Holy Rosary and links to

All of the Mysteries.

Joyful Mysteries

Sorrowful Mysteries

Glorious Mysteries

Luminous Mysteries

Grace (before meals)
(Grades 3 - 8)

Bless Us,

O Lord and These,

Your gifts which we

are about to receive

from Your bounty

through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

Grace (after meals)

We give You thanks

for all Your Gifts.

O Almighty God,

who livest and reignest

world without end. Amen

May the souls of the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Amen.

The Seven Gifts of the

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, these gifts "complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them."[19]

1. Wisdom

Wisdom is considered the first and the greatest of the gifts. It acts upon both the intellect and the will. According to St. Bernard, it both illumines the mind and instills an attraction to the divine. Adolphe Tanquerey OP explained the difference between the gift of wisdom and that of understanding: "The latter is a view taken by the mind, while the former is an experience undergone by the heart; one is light, the other love, and so they unite and complete one another."[20] A wise and loving heart is the perfection of the theological virtue of charity.

2. Understanding

Understanding helps one relate all truths to one's supernatural purpose; it further illuminates one's understanding of Sacred Scripture; and it assists us to understand the significance of religious ritual. This all gives us a profound appreciation for God’s providence.[21]

3. Counsel

Counsel functions as a sort of supernatural intuition, to enable a person to judge promptly and rightly, especially in difficult situations. It perfects the cardinal virtue of prudence. While prudence operates in accord with reason as enlightened by faith, the gift of counsel operates under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to illuminate the will of God.[22]

4. Fortitude

Fortitude is often identified with courage, but Aquinas takes its meaning to also encompass endurance. Joseph J. Rickaby describes it as a willingness to stand up for what is right in the sight of God, even if it means accepting rejection, verbal abuse, or physical harm. The gift of fortitude allows people the firmness of mind that is required both in doing good and in enduring evil.[23] It is the perfection of the cardinal virtue of the same name.

5. Knowledge

Knowledge: The gift of knowledge allows one, as far as is humanly possible, to see things from God's perspective. It “allows us to perceive the greatness of God and his love for his creatures” through creation.[24]

6. Piety

Piety accords with reverence. A person with reverence recognizes his total reliance on God and comes before God with humility, trust, and love. Thomas Aquinas says that piety perfects the virtue of religion, which is an aspect of the virtue of justice, in that it accords to God that which is due to God.[25] In a series of talks on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said that piety is a recognition of "our belonging to God, our deep bond with him, a relationship that gives meaning to our whole life and keeps us resolute, in communion with him, even during the most difficult and troubled moments”. Francis goes on: "Piety is not mere outward religiosity; it is that genuine religious spirit which makes us turn to the Father as his children and to grow in our love for others, seeing them as our brothers and sisters."[26]

7. Fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord is akin to wonder (or awe). With the gift of fear of the Lord, one is made aware of the glory and majesty of God. At a June 2014 general audience Pope Francis said that it “is no servile fear, but rather a joyful awareness of God’s grandeur and a grateful realization that only in him do our hearts find true peace”.[27] A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all one desires. This gift is described by Aquinas as a fear of separating oneself from God. He describes the gift as a "filial fear," like a child's fear of offending his father, rather than a "servile fear," that is, a fear of punishment. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It is the perfection of the theological virtue of hope.

  An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus

I believe that You are present 

in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things,

and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment

receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen

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